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Miko789: Tapering off seroxat and risperdal

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Hi, I'm new to the forum, I have some questions I want to ask. My doctor prescribed  effexor for depression, in 2009. Now I'm free of symptoms  and I managed to come off  with withdrawal symptoms though. That's with the antidepressant. Now I'm on Risperdal consta from November 2013 and seroxat 10mg. My doctor prescribed with risperdal consta 3,3mg/day long acting injection every two weeks. From February 2015 he lowered the dosage to 25mg/every 2 weeks equals 1,66mg/day.

 

I tried to lower the seroxat  10mg but after 40-45h I have withdrawal symptoms vertigo, dizziness.

Is it possible to cut down seroxat? How about the Risperdal consta (long acting injection). Has anyone tapered off  completely without withdrawals?  I read about the 10% harm reduction procedure to taper off and I'm going to tell my doctor and follow.

 

thanks in advance

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Hi, I'm new to the forum, I have some questions I want to ask. My doctor prescribed  effexor for depression, in 2009. Now I'm free of symptoms  and I managed to come off  with withdrawal symptoms though. That's with the antidepressant. Now I'm on Risperdal consta from November 2013 and seroxat 10mg. My doctor prescribed with risperdal consta 3,3mg/day long acting injection every two weeks. From February 2015 he lowered the dosage to 25mg/every 2 weeks equals 1,66mg/day.

 

I tried to lower the seroxat  10mg but after 40-45h I have withdrawal symptoms vertigo, dizziness.

Is it possible to cut down seroxat? How about the Risperdal consta (long acting injection). Has anyone tapered off  completely without withdrawals?  I read about the 10% harm reduction procedure to taper off and I'm going to tell my doctor and follow.

 

thanks in advance

 

The fact that they still prescribe paxil to people is just criminal.  There was a massive lawsuit in the US about paxil (seroxtat) where the withdrawal effects were severely debilitating.  So you're totally going to want to taper that stuff SLOWLY, don't just come off of it quickly.  It's going to take a while.  You can do it.

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Hi Miko , welcome to the site. I'm tapering pristiq and having little/no withdrawal symptoms as I go.

 

It is possible to decrease and stop these drugs without huge discomfort , but you need patience.

 

Best wishes , Fresh

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Miko, your doctor is giving you Risperdal Consta shots for "depression"? That's very odd. It's not intended for depression.

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I started tapering off seroxat on Monday, a long way to go.

i'm going to taper off by 10% reductions, the first one 0,9ml 0,81ml 0,72ml 0,65ml 0,59ml 0,53ml 0,47ml ....

Now I take 0,9ml. so far so good I have a question. If I make the reductions every 20days it will take more than 6 months to taper from 10mg, should I cut to 5mg (a quarter) and then start making the reduction from there.?

My doctor was not aware of the 10% reduction process and he said to continue the medication Risperdal and seroxat. Also the liquid form or seroxat had only 2ml drops and I got a 1ml syringe that had 0,02ml markings for accurate measurement. It cost 15 euro

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Hi Miko , welcome to the site. I'm tapering pristiq and having little/no withdrawal symptoms as I go.

 

It is possible to decrease and stop these drugs without huge discomfort , but you need patience.

 

Best wishes , Fresh

 

 

thanks Fresh

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Yes, it can take many months to taper. Do not accelerate your taper until you know your withdrawal symptom pattern (hopefully, no withdrawal symptoms).

 

The best oral syringes are Baxa, see Using an oral syringe and other tapering techniques

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Hey miko, its redmanone. You need to get off risperdal ASAP. Antipsychotics are horrible as they chemically lobomize individuals. I got a long acting injection of invega sustenna and i am now utterly emotionless. I cannot do the things that i once enjoyed. All i do everyday is wake up and research about my condition and contemplate suicide. It has put me in a lasting depression that i literally cant get out of. For all things holy, please quit getting the risperdal injections.

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Thanks redmanone  for your advice .is Risperdal the evil drug? I'm worried about withdrawal symptoms as I'm  currently tapering off seroxat (paxil) . I tapered off from 10mg to 7,2mg  so far. I read that it's better to taper off  first the antidepressant and after you stabilize to taper the neuroleptic.

 

how old r u?

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Miko, if you are getting injections from Consta, it will gradually leave your body. You do not have to do anything to taper it except stop getting the injections.

 

Please be very careful about tapering the paroxetine.

 

To help us out, see these instructions Please put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature
 

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Miko, if you are getting injections from Consta, it will gradually leave your body. You do not have to do anything to taper it except stop getting the injections.

 

Please be very careful about tapering the paroxetine.

 

To help us out, see these instructions Please put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature

 

ok Altostrata thanks

 

 

I have tapered off seroxat(paxil) from 10mg to 7,2mg successfully. I don't have withdrawal symptoms and I'm happy about that,

What I'm worried is about my sleep,

I fall asleep late and I wake up late. my sleep is good though but I wake up at around 10pm when I have to get up early I struggle, Has anyone taken melatonin as a supplement , I have read that it helps fall asleep , Does it have any side effects?

 

Thanks in advance

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It sounds like somehow your sleep cycle has gone off track.
 
Yes, melatonin can help, see Melatonin for sleep and What is the sleep cycle?

 

Do you use the computer at night? This can be adding to the problem:

 

TV or computer use in evening can disrupt sleep

More about how light stimulation affects our body clocks

 

Light-sensitive? Try blocking out blue light

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It sounds like somehow your sleep cycle has gone off track.

 

Yes, melatonin can help, see Melatonin for sleep and What is the sleep cycle?

 

Do you use the computer at night? This can be adding to the problem:

 

TV or computer use in evening can disrupt sleep

 

More about how light stimulation affects our body clocks

 

Light-sensitive? Try blocking out blue light

 

Thanks Altostrata for the info

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So pleased your taper is going well!

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Hi guys,

I had some trouble the other day. I reduced seroxat (paxil) from 5 mg to 4,5mg just 0,5mg and withdrawal symptoms hit me, dizziness, vertigo, brain fog. After 4 days the withdrawal came back so I had to increase the dosage and  return today to safe dosage 5mg and all the withdrawal symptoms disappeared. I noticed in the syringe it had bubbles in so the reduced by 10% dosage was actually 4,2mg that means it was close to 1mg reduction so 20% reduction. I tried this way and learn my lesson.

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My seroxat (paxil) taper is going pretty well. I'm down to 4.5mg  and have no withdrawal symptoms. My sleep quality  has improved and I suppose the melatonin that Altostrata suggested has helped a lot. thanks for that I just struggle to get up early in the morning. can't find something to solve this

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Very good to hear, Miko. If you're groggy in the morning from the melatonin, you may wish to take a little less at night.

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Very good to hear, Miko. If you're groggy in the morning from the melatonin, you may wish to take a little less at night.

 

Hi Altostrata ,

I don't think its the melatonin (3mg) which cause the drowsiness in the morning,, but I'll try 1mg melatonin

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I had  a talk with my doctor yesterday he said that he will help me to come off under one condition that Risperdal will be the last drug to come off.

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 He proposed me to switch form seroxat  (paxil) which has a half-life of  24h to fluoxetine which has a half-life of 4 days but I'm a bit skeptical , I would rather not switch a SNRI and have any ups and downs with the other drug. I'm down to 4.5mg now

I also have no dreams in my sleep. I don't know if that is good or bad.

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I feel that with the medication I take my mind and body is more sensitive to stress and this annoys me. Others in this forum say the same thing.

update.

my paxil taper is going pretty well

I have successfully reduced the dosage to 3.5mg I've been on 4mg for 26 days. I'm on 3.5mg liquid for 2 days and have no withdrawal symptoms.

 

I find helpful the videos breathing guided meditation, helps calm mind and body.

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Yes I can concur that sensitivity to stressful situation is one of the effects that I have that comes and goes. The meds definitely take away our ability to deal with life stresses and this is one of the many things that we have to learn once the we are meds free.

 

Namaste.

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Yes I can concur that sensitivity to stressful situation is one of the effects that I have that comes and goes. The meds definitely take away our ability to deal with life stresses and this is one of the many things that we have to learn once the we are meds free.

 

Namaste.

 

So the best thing to do is to avoid stressful situations and if we can't avoid to find some way to deal with them without being stressed.

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In the last days I experience strange body feelings like numbness, pins and niddles, after some time that goes away but I'm curious if this is caused by paxil taper.

 

I am now down to 3,5mg which I've been taking for 10days . but I think  that the drug is not doing anything. I think of dropping it to zero cause it makes me feel worse

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Hi Miko ,

Could you please add your drug history signature. It will help to answer your questions.

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/893-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

 

The numbness etc is withdrawal symptoms .Please don't drop suddenly .  Please read : http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1024-why-taper-by-10-of-my-dosage/.

 

A slow and steady taper is better for your nervous system.

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/6632-the-rule-of-3kis-keep-it-simple-keep-it-slow-keep-it-stable/

 

Ali

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The last couple of days I was sleeping in the sofa and the numbness in feet was caused by a pressed muscle. I changed bed and the numbness disappeared. :)

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Paxil update.

I have no resistance to stress and some unpredictable events can cause stress.

I'm not sure if someone else has this, maybe this is because of long term use including tapering(2years) medication  Risperdal and zyprexa or the hypothalamus.

Now for the paxil-seroxat.

I'm down to 3,0mg paxil successfully for two weeks now and not having severe withdrawal symptoms just mild headache from time to time but after having some coffee fix it goes away. I suppose caffeine helps with the  headache.

The new doctor told about the paxil dosage that 3,0mg is low enough but I have to stay on it.

I have a naïve question to ask. If I go abroad for work to the UK or other country Germany how will I do the injection . for the zyprexa and paxil I have some back up quantities until I settle .

thanks for the input.

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What is the daily intake recommendation of magnesium for an adult to take?. I have heard its beneficial together with omega 3,6 fish oil and vitamin B. For the fish oil should be   one capsule(300mg).

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Hi Miko,

 

It's harder to help with no drug history signature.  Are you still on  the Risperdal injections?  Maybe if you could fill it in ?

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/893-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1300-magnesium-natures-calcium-channel-blocker/

This will answer your questions on magnesium .

Fish oil :  http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/36-king-of-supplements-omega-3-fatty-acids-fish-oil/

 

An over reaction to stress, is quite common in withdrawal. This should recede ,in time. This will get better.

Ali.

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The over reaction to stress is mild, it continues though. my sleep is good. It's over 40days since my last taper. Last week I tapered to 2,5mg from 3mg and I had vertigo and mood was not good and I reinstated back to 3mg. maybe the 0.5mg reduction was big. I don't know.

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Hi Miko ,   have you read any links in the Tapering section yet?

 

The recommendation of this site is to decrease by no more than 10%.  

A decrease from 3mg to 2.5mg is approximately 17 1/2 %.

 

To reduce 3mg by 10% , you would go down to 2.7mg.

 

Please read the following links:

 

Why taper by 10% of my dosage?

 

How to make a liquid from tablets or capsules

 

Tips for tapering off Risperdal (risperidone)

 

bw ,  Fresh

 

 

 

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Hi Fresh,

 

thanks for your advice, I kinda tapered too fast , I'm on 3mg again. Will stay on it for three more weeks.

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You tapered too fast !  Please be careful . If your sleep is good , you might be a little " over confident" !    Please read around and come back with any questions you might have.

Take it slow. Re - read the links .

Ali.

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I'm on 3mg seroxat now, I increased the dosage because I had low energy and fatigue and after taking 3mg all these were improved. My psychiatrist  suggested that I increase Risperdal injections from 25m/every 2 weeks to 37.5m/every 2 weeks. because of these symptoms but after taking 3mg seroxat low energy and fatigue subsided. I'm not sure if this will do me any good.

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Hi guys

 

went to the doctor yesterday to see my progress. I'm on 4,5mg liquid seroxat.  He said to switch from seroxat to escitalopram 10mg (I think its brand name is cipralex) but after reading in the forum how bad experience are with escitalopram I decided not to take it. I don't want to put it in my body.

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